Sundergarh: The Sadar police here have arrested six persons in connection with the murder of a youth whose body was recovered on the banks of IB river on March 3.
The youth’s dismembered body was floating in the river near Bandhapali when the locals had spotted it. The police identified the deceased to be Durga Majhi of Khatabdega village.
“The youth was murdered by three of his brothers who first strangulated him and then used a blade to cut his throat. The body was then dismembered and disposed of in IB River,” SP Sagarika Nath said.
Preliminary investigation revealed the gruesome act was the outcome of a drunken brawl among the brothers. “We have arrested the three brothers and three associates who helped them.”
The police added, Majhi had married a woman from a different caste for which his family had ostracised him. The youth was staying separately in Sundergarh town. This might also be a reason which triggered the murder, added Nath.